This book exposes and examines how Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance plans combined with widespread business practices and fraud create inequity--the root cause of our dysfunctional health care system, and the reason for the rising cost of health care for all Americans.
Traces the intersecting discourses of race, pharmaceuticals, and heart disease in the US over the past century, from the founding of cardiology through the FDA's approval of BiDil, the first drug sanctioned for use in a specific race.
An examination of critical issues in rural health, and rural health care services, as well as a road map for reducing disparities, building capacity and collaboration, and applying prevention research in rural areas.
Chronicles the rise in diabetes over the past 60 years in communities of color, and critically examines why public health action to date to reverse the disparity in diabetes prevalence has been noble, but inadequate
The dark history of medical experimentation on African Americans and the birth of bioethics as explained through the story of Henrietta Lacks and her family. (Watch the documentary here: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-way-of-all-flesh)
Tracing the evolution of medical ethics and the nature of decision making in bureaucracies, Jones attempted to show that the Tuskegee Study was not, in fact, an aberration, but a logical outgrowth of race relations and medical practice in the United States.